Some kinds of Tropical fish.
Neons and Cardinals
These two stunning sorts of fish
are remarkably similar the electric blue and green
stripe is very similar but its red stripe is a bit diffirent because
the neon has a stripe that goes half way down its body and the
cardinal has it the full way down.Cardinals also tend to grow
Unfortuntly most kinds of this
species are vicious and will eat each other such asw the tiger barb
and the rosy barb. But do not let this put you off them because the
are some that are not vicious such as the golden barb which is seen
Crabs and lobsters.
These are fascinating to watch,
but can cause panic,say they got out.They also can need special
salt. Crabs need to have some way of getting out of the water, that
is secure so they cant get out.The average size for a crab depends
on what sort you have. I would say that the average size for the
little sorts can get to about 5cm (2in).And the big sorts about 10cm
(4in).The lobsters averagesize is 20cm (8in) but they can get very
Shrimps unfortunately usually
hide, and you dont see them much. But when they do come out, they
are fascinating. And most of them eat algae so they help clean your
tank.There average size is from about 5 to 7.5cm (2 to 3in) and
they are fine for beginners.
There are lots of different
kinds of loaches, and they are nice fish . They do something very
helpful for your tank as well, they clean it for you.Of course this
does not mean that you dont have to do any work.It simply means that
they eat algae,there size depends on what sort you have.The big
sorts such as the clown loach can reach about 30cm (12in).And the
little sorts can reach about 10cm (4in).
sorts of fish are handy fish to have around the tank,because they
eat the fish food that the other dont want.But they have very
limated colours, and are usually found in black, grey or white.There
size depends on what sort you have ,the big sorts such as a walking
catfish can grow up to about a metre.And the small ones about 5cm
These are not really
fish,neither are they tropical fish. Because they can be kept in
goldfish tanks,as well as tropical tanks.But can not be kept with
marine.One sort of snail is brown and you often get free.It
comes in with plants,
because the plants are covered with their eggs.The other sort is a
golden snail. Both have the handy habit of eating algue.The golden
snail can reach a size of about 5cm (2in),and the other brown sort
about 2cm (1.25in).They are brilliant for beginners and do not
require any special feeding though do need green algae.
These fish are not the sort of
fish that like to be with any other fish apart from there own kind.
They will eat any other sort of fish as long as there smaller than
they are.Because there average size is 20cm (8in).
This fish comes in many
colours, and is fairly stocky.They
are also live breeders,the way to tell if they are male or female
is,the males dorsal fin sticks straight up,(like a sail.)
This sort of fish is naturally
dark green, but aqurium cultivated strains show many bright colour
forms in the male fish. They are also live bearers,and can reach ihe
size of about 3cm (1.2in).
These fish are brilliant fish
for begginers. They are live bearers so it makes them easy to
breed. They come in many colours and there average size is 10cm
Siamese fighting fish
The male of this specimen has
long red fins.And when it sees another one of its kind it flairs
these up to warn them not to come near .But they will fight so dont
keep to males together.A male and a female which does not have the
fins are usually all right together.Should avoid putting them with
male guppies as they sometimes mistake them for male fighters.They will grow to 6 cm (2 2/5 in),and
are better for the advanced fish keeper.
fish are very easy to keep, as long as you dont keep two males
together.They dont like having strong filters, so if you are keeping
them dont have a strong filter. There average size depends on which
sort you get for the little sort about 5cm (2in),the middle sort
7.5cm (3in) and big 10cm (4in).